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Subject: Re: A Short History of the Printed Word
From: ibbetson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 18 Jun 2000 19:20:09 -0400

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At 15:23 18-06-00 -0700, TJ Brennan wrote:
>Bringhurst states in the Intro that he opposes in principle revising the
>books of the
>deceased.  I don't, as long as the person doing the revising is completely
>Bringhurst is just that. . . .

I agree with you. Indeed it's normal for good textbooks to be regularly
revised. The Short History falls into this class.

I object to perfect-bound volumes on acid paper because they're
impermanent. But this problem is only loosely related to the design of the
page, choice of font, &c.

David who wishes that all his books were designed to last 1,000 years, were
bound in calf, and that he had a library worthy of them.

David Ibbetson * 133 Wilton Street * Unit 506 * Toronto M5A 4A4
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